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Principle performer: singer, aerialist, skater in new production
Michael appeared in a new theater production that toured the United Kingdom January through May 2014 completing 101 performances. He performed nightly up to 11 shows per week, 3 shows per day, singing live in every performance. In Act II, Michael led an 8-minute piece composed and originally recorded by Elton John entitled "Tonight." The use of a lavalier microphone allowed Michael to execute difficult choregraphy that included jumps and spins while he continued to sing live. Michael also lent his voice to songs used in the ICE soundtrack available for purchase in theater and online. Michael's standout performance received critical acclaim in each city.
Robin Cousins' ICE
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Principal performer with the world's largest live touring production
Michael appeared in a two-year multi-national tour across Europe. Michael choreographed and performed two special performance pieces that for the first time included live singing while skating. In his second performance, Michael wowed the audience with an aerial stunt while continuing to sing live. In addition to his role as a principal performer, Michael led an 8-part narrative on the DVD entitled "The Making of Festival" and was tasked with publicity appearances and public relations events.
To watch Michael sing and skate, and soar above the audience, see videos below!
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Creator and performer of cabaret show in New York City
Michael made his New York debut with his show "Body and Soul" at the legendary off-Broadway theater DON'T TELL MAMA. Collaborating with accompanist Charles Eckhard, Michael crafted a lively, one-hour set containing original song arrangements from varied genres such as jazz, pop and showtunes. Classic and modern songs were stylized and accompanied by piano, electric keyboard, synthesizer, and prerecorded instrumentation. Michael was responsible for the creative direction of the show as well as the production and promotion.
To watch a sample of his show "Body & Soul" see the video below!
BODY & SOUL
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WATCH | DEBUT LIVE VOCAL ICE PERFORMANCE
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Singer and Skater in new 2015 Stage Entertainment Touring Production
Michael recently completed a 7 month tour with Holiday on Ice in their production "Passion" which visitedr Germany and France from November 2014 through May 2015.
"PASSION is not just the name of the new show." Says Michael Duwe, Director of Holiday on Ice Germany. "PASSION sets new standards and opens the curtains to the public a little further." The brand new production allows the audience an unprecedented exclusive look behind the scenes. Connected to the popular mix of traditional elements, breathtaking special acts, moving music, and modern technology, this show presents a whole new emotional climax in their 70-year existence.
Live entertainment visionary and creative director Bart Doerfler was joined by on ice choreographer Jamie Isley with costuming done by Cynthia Nordstrom.
Michael enjoyed recording several songs for the production soundtrack as well as performing live songs in the production. Stay tuned for more updates and video content!
To view list of appearances performed in Germany click here
To view list of appearances performed in France click here
Singing Cabaret Set
Michael is bringing his cabaret set to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! Starting July 4th, 2015 and several Saturday night dates following (July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 15), Michael will appear from 9 PM to midnight with piano accompanist John Flynn at the Seafood Shack, 42 Baltimore Avenue.
Michael will bring a new 3-hour set list full of bright pop hits and sentimental favorites sure to please.
Check back soon for more dates and more media from the performances!